OK, you should know, I love new electronics with one exception. I love my old school square non-widescreen TVs. I use them with my S2 single tuner TiVos and all is well. I have basic cable through a tuning adapter into my TiVo and out to the TV. Unfortunately, my 36" TV stopped getting a picture today, which leads to my dilemma. If I buy a new HDTV (probably plasma based on preliminary research and price), what are the consequences here? I am not concerned with seeing things in HD and I am not upgrading my basic cable now. Will I have bars on the screen? Will things look distorted? Will my TiVo even work with a new TV? My family thinks I am crazy because I have been very resistant to buying a widescreen TV because every one I have seen makes people look short and fat. The CBS eye looks like a football. Words run off the side of the screen instead of being contained in the viewable area. Are they not set right or is it me? Can someone please help me figure this out?